sbu

Joined on Feb 7, 2015

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Foskito: Full-frame cameras and lenses keep getting smaller and cheaper. m43 (or what is left of it) keeps getting bigger and more expensive.

It’s getting old…

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2021 at 20:48 UTC
On article Olympus 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x initial sample gallery (218 comments in total)
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Michael S.: Boy those camera is bad. I'm not blaming the lens but iso320 already looking as if you are at 3200 and that in lovely sunlight expresses clearly why Olympus had to leave the market. The IQ is really a bad joke.

@michael, Nice trolling attempt.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2020 at 18:51 UTC
On article Canon EOS-1D X Mark III review (1352 comments in total)
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n3eg: It's a DSLR! It's a Canon! It gets a 90% before we even touch it! We love big ol' DSLRs and Canons so much, we wish we could give it a Double Platinum award when they first announce it!

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Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2020 at 20:05 UTC
On article Canon EOS-1D X Mark III review (1352 comments in total)
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n3eg: It's a DSLR! It's a Canon! It gets a 90% before we even touch it! We love big ol' DSLRs and Canons so much, we wish we could give it a Double Platinum award when they first announce it!

If one has nothing so say other than something pointless maybe just keep silent?

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2020 at 20:01 UTC
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DualSystemGuy: Loved the company, but they hung into M43 way too long without being able to offer a niche (like Panasonic does with their video prowess). With the prices of their cameras I am surprised they lasted this long to be honest, but I'm not happy to see them go.

Anybody claiming this is all about the smaller than FF sensor must have been hiding in a cave for the last 10 years.

The mass consumer product today for making pictures is the smartphone.

The market for dedicated cameras has been declining rapidly and is now predicted by Canon to go as low as 5 million annual units. In order to make money with such a small number the gross margin on each unit needs to be very high like 75%

Such a high margin is not possible for cheap entry level products. Hence the only way to make money in the future is offering higher priced products. Olympus tried to carve out such a niche in recent years by in particular catering for long tele customers shooting wildlife. With ultra high megapixel cameras like Sony a7riv and small slow FF glas like upcoming Canon F11 glass, there simply isn’t going to be any benefits to crop sensors in the future. There’s nowhere they could go.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2020 at 18:23 UTC
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Foskito: Olympus killed Olympus, don't blame full sensor cameras for that.

I'm not disagreeing with this. But 4-7 million units is so little that the margin on each sale needs to be quite high to pay for R&D, Sales, Marketing, ROI for the shareholders etc. Building modern cameras requires expertise in both HW and SW these days, R&D costs are only going up for the remaining players and can't be compared to the good old days you are referring to.. I would be surprised if there's room for 3 big players 10 years for now. I think Fuji did the right thing by trying to differentiate them self by skipping FF and going for even higher margin medium format.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2020 at 09:35 UTC
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Foskito: Olympus killed Olympus, don't blame full sensor cameras for that.

I’m not saying Olympus played their cards smart but the important thing to understand is that there isn’t a mass consumer market for dedicated cameras anymore. Smartphones owns this market and the players in this market are just massive like Samsung, Apple, Huawei.

The camera market is now targetting the enthutiasts/professionals segment and Olympus tried to carve out a piece of this market by their recent offering. Ultimately it failed to appeal to the target group.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2020 at 17:42 UTC
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Foskito: Olympus killed Olympus, don't blame full sensor cameras for that.

Smartphones killed Olympus and will soon kill one or two more of the remaining players in the market.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2020 at 16:56 UTC

Looks like Sony is preparing for selling off its gadget business.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2020 at 19:50 UTC as 13th comment | 13 replies
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doady: People who are not serious about photography might be satisfied with Micro Four Thirds, but eventually they will realize that they would be equally satisfied by their smartphone, if they haven't already. If Olympus wants to survive as a camera maker they need to stop trying so hard to appeal to smartphone crowd and start trying to appeal more to real photographers, and that means going full frame.

@daddy you got it so wrong. Real photographers like you and me of course use medium format. FF is only for the smartphone crowd.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2019 at 22:43 UTC
On article Sony a7R IV: What you need to know (713 comments in total)
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Ruy Penalva: Next year comes the V.

You mean before christmas this year 😄

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2019 at 09:10 UTC
On article Sony a7R IV: What you need to know (713 comments in total)
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eno2: One aspect that most are overlooking it, the color science and tonality have improved. I simply love the colors out of this camera!

Anorher thing often overlooked is that Marketing people are certainly worth every penny of their salary. It’s not just about engineers.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2019 at 09:07 UTC
On article Sony a7R IV: What you need to know (713 comments in total)
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David610: 61mp encouraged by Intel/AMD, Corsair, Seagate/WD, Asus, SanDisk/Lexar et al?

10K monitor ... doesn't exist.

61 mpx is completely pointless except for a few people, who will probably alternatively be in the market for a medium format camera. It’s must be this residual customer segment they are aiming for with this release.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2019 at 08:56 UTC
On article Sony a7R IV: What you need to know (713 comments in total)
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Bertrand Mignon: Helllo,

Shoudn't an APS-C crop of a 60 Mpx sensor = 40 Mpx and not 20Mpx (a 1.5 factor).

Don’t give up your day job 😄

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2019 at 08:48 UTC
On article Sony a7R IV sample gallery (674 comments in total)
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Henry McA: I´m underwhelmed. Body looks the same, colours are off again, noise at iso 400. Just more mp but why?

To keep the market going. Your a7r3 is supposed to stop working today and force you to buy the a7riv.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2019 at 20:51 UTC

Nahh, will wait for the A7rv to be announced just before Christmas 😂

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2019 at 14:23 UTC as 495th comment
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sbu: That 600mm f4 is surely a nobrainer for any serious Sony shooter.

Use your smartphone for short tele.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2019 at 16:32 UTC

That 600mm f4 is surely a nobrainer for any serious Sony shooter.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2019 at 20:30 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies

A must-have for any serious Sony shooter. Enjoy your new lens 😄

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2019 at 18:21 UTC as 19th comment
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keeponkeepingon: I guess on canon APS-C the closest lenses would be the 17-50 F2.8 and sigmas 18-35 F1.8

How does this compare to these two? (focal length and "effective aperture")

Thanks!

@Astrostripper Of course not. But it's an announcement of a Micro 4/3 product and that sends FF fanboys into a frenzy. There seems to be a lot of insecurity there, so trolling it strong whenever there is anything Micro 4/3 related. The better the product, the stronger the trolling.

I think a few of them must have severe mental disease like ecka84. Pretty sure he is ahead in the number of posts in this thread so far.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2019 at 19:57 UTC
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